ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rushdie and Reform of Islam

'Reformation' which might have made possible the withdrawal of religion into the private realm did not occur in Islam and this is tied to the absence of an all round industrial revolution in Islamic countries. What modernisation they have achieved has been on account of oil as a result of which they have arrived at a post- capitalist bonanza without having undergone the modernisation that capitalism brings.

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